Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to our dedicated page for Health and Wellbeing. This page is aimed at Gloucestershire’s GP Practice Health and Wellbeing Champions and all seeking to look after their own, and others, Health and Wellbeing. This page is designed to provide you with an overview of resources available to help support Health and Wellbeing:

  • Important Contact Information
  • NHS Health and Wellbeing Calendar – including links to Wellbeing Themes throughout the year.
  • Newsletters to keep updated on latest news/information – ensuring updated on any new changes.
  • Links to upcoming Webinars
  • Various resources to sign post to surrounding Mental/Physical Wellbeing etc.

*Please note although this page has been aimed towards supporting Health and Wellbeing Champions, the resources included are accessible/relevant for everyone*

Workplace Wellbeing Champion Support and Signposting

The NHS Health and Wellbeing Calendar

The  NHS HEALTH AND WELLBEING CALENDAR will support a planned approach throughout the year to your wellbeing programme and provides links to wellbeing themes throughout the year. To access the Calendar please click here.

The Healthy Workplaces Gloucestershire Award

The HEALTHY WORKPLACES GLOUCESTERSHIRE AWARD provides and framework and structure to your wellbeing programme.  There is a monthly workplace wellbeing newsletter that can be shared with your colleagues. To access the Newsletters please click here.

Support specifically for NHS Employees – Our People

Webinars for Wellbeing Champions

To access planned webinars on various topics, please click here. Please also see below details of some of the upcoming webinars taken from this page.

12pm-1pm, 19 October 2023Celebrating neurodiversity amongst our colleagues
12pm-1pm, 16 November 2023Men’s health in the workplace
12pm-1pm, 14 December 2023Winter wellbeing – Panel Q&A with Headspace
12pm-1pm, 18 January 2024How to spot signs of loneliness
12pm-1pm, 15 February 2024Recognising diversity and promoting inclusion in your organisation
12pm-1pm, 14 March 2024Getting a good night’s sleep

Mental Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Line

The Wellbeing Line provides support for anyone working in Health and Social Care in Gloucestershire. Health and wellbeing champions are very welcome to signpost colleagues as necessary.

The Wellbeing Line –  Unlocking confidential mental health and wellbeing support for everyone working or volunteering in health and social care in Gloucestershire.

The Wellbeing Line – Welcome Pack – To access please click here.

Call 0300 421 7500, our phone lines are open Monday-Thursday, 9am-4:30pm and Friday from 9am-12pm

The Wellbeing Line – Thriving in General Practice Workshop

For further information regarding a free, whole practice empowering workshop, please click here.

Mind – Wellbeing Action Plans

Mind – Wellbeing Action Plans (WAP’s) – Wellness Actions Plans are an easy, practical way of helping you support your own mental health at work as well as supporting the mental health of your team members and colleagues.

Anyone can complete a Wellness Action Plan. You don’t need to have a mental health problem to feel the benefits. Having a plan just means that you have some practical steps in place to make sure you’re supported when you aren’t feeling great. For further information please click here.

Living life to the full

Living life to the full provide free online courses which cover a variety of different topics including Stress and Anxiety. To access the Living life to the full website please click here.

NHS e-learning for healthTackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme

For full information regarding the Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation programme, please click here.

Suicide Prevention

National support –

Local Support – and

Family Support

The Glosfamilies online directory brings together information, services, resources, and things to do in Gloucestershire. The directory depicts that “If you are a young person aged 0 – 19 years (or up to 25 with SEND), a parent, prospective parent, carer, or you work with children and families then read on to see what Gloucestershire has to offer you!”.

To access the directory, please click here.

Carers Support

The Gloucestershire Carers Hub offers free information and advice to support Carers to access the Hub please click here.

Domestic Abuse

The Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) ‘ is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families’. –

Financial Support

NHS England provide this webpage, to assist with making money go further, especially important with rising costs of food, mortgage/rent and utilities;

NHS England » Supporting our staff to help money go further

NHS England and NHS Gloucestershire ICB does not promote, or endorse, the use of the organisations, companies and resources mentioned and they may amend or update this information at any time. However, it does provide a comprehensive array of the financial support available to NHS colleagues.

Looking after you – Communications Toolkit

For further information regarding free, rapid access to confidential support, please see the below resources:

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is an NHS Site with various different resources such as self-help CBT Techniques and information surrounding insomnia, anxiety and stress.

To access Every Mind Matters, please click here.

Physical Wellbeing

Musculoskeletal Support and Resources

GetUBetter App – Providing 24/7 support for all Musculoskeletal injuries/conditions that can be accessed accessed via a referral from a patients GP or clinician. For full information please click here.

Fast Track Physiotherapy – To access a self referral form specifically for Patients living in Gloucestershire please click here.

MSK Support for staff- Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Student Clinic

For any Gloucestershire General Practice staff with musculoskeletal injuries or joint pain. (Over 18s only).

At Oxtalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire, are offering FREE physiotherapy assessment, advice and support via their Student Led Physiotherapy Service.

You will be offered an appointment with a student Physiotherapist under the supervision of an experienced registered Physiotherapist.
Appointments will take place on a Monday or Wednesday, 09.00-16.00, at Oxstalls Campus at the University of Gloucestershire (Until the end of March 2024).

Follow the link to self-refer.

(Please note the car park on campus is pay and display, but there are roads in the surrounding areas where you can park for free with a short walk.)

Health and Hustle

Health and Hustle provides opportunity for Patients and NHS Healthcare Staff working in Gloucestershire to come together and walk, talk and run. Health and Hustle aims to create a ‘supportive community for people of all ages and backgrounds’ whilst also highlighting the benefits of Physical Activity. For full information please click here. There is also a Facebook Group you can join that can be accessed here.

Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyle Service

Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles offers support in a variety of areas including:

  • Stopping Smoking
  • Managing weight
  • Becoming more Active
  • Drinking less
  • Pregnancy

To access the Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyle service please click here.

NHS Couch to 5k

The Couch to 5k Programme is designed to help those looking to get into running achieve running a 5k in 9 weeks. For full information please click here.

Walking Groups

For information on different walking groups to join within Gloucestershire, please click here.

Eating and Wellbeing

Manage my weight – Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

For support on how to manage weight please click here.

NHS Eatwell

For ‘information and guidance about eating a healthy, balanced diet’, please click here.

World Cancer Research UK

World Cancer Research UK have put together a list of their Cancer prevention recommendations, which can be accessed here.

Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco

Give up smoking and reduce Alcohol Intake – Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

For support on how to give up smoking and reduce your alcohol intake please click here.

Advice for families of Drug users

To access advice for families of Drug users including useful contact details please click here.

Alcohol Facts

To access informative alcohol statistics please click here.

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